Although the Main Library Building in Nashville is relatively modern, the design blends in with many of the neighboring state buildings. The opening in 2001 marked the centennial of the first free library in Nashville. During those 100 years, the Main Library was first housed in a structure financed by Andrew Carnegie and then the Ben West Public Library starting in 1963. Notice the 20 foot tower of 26 stacked books. The stones are from five continents. The artwork is titled La Storia della Terra. This means The Story of the Earth. It was created in 2001 by a married German couple who call themselves the Kubach-Wilmsen Team.